Robert Sher-Machherndl, an internationally renowned contemporary ballet choreographer, is a native of Vienna Austria, and has been a Principal Dancer, Choreographer, Master-Teacher and Artistic Director “…a highlight of the program” reports The New York Times. He’s been granted the privilege of the US visa type, ‘Alien of Extraordinary Ability’.
As Principal Dancer with Dutch National Ballet and Bavarian State Ballet he mastered repertoire from George Balanchine, Sir Fredrick Ashton and John Cranko. He has danced leading roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Onegin, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Nuages, Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Serenade, Symphony in C, Diamonds, Concerto Barocco, Agon, La Valse, Divertimento no. 15, Hammerklavier, Grosse Fuge and Bad Blood. He has collaborated with Rudolf Nureyev, Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Ulysses Dove, Ed Wubbe, Ben Stevenson, Rudi van Dantzig, Maurice Bejart and John Neumeier. Robert has been partner to principal dancer Jolinda Menendez of American Ballet Theater and Evelyn Hart of Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Robert has been a member of Nederlands Dance Theater, Co-Director of Salzburg Ballet and Assistant to Artistic Director Ed Wubbe at Scapino Ballet.
Robert is a founder of critically-acclaimed Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet and has created over 30 full-evening works and established a variety of educational programs. He has created choreography for Finnish National Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Salzburg Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Santa Fe Dance Festival, Alonzo King Lines Ballet BFA &Training Program, Bowdoin College Maine, Ballet Next, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming, Kuopio Dance Festival, Moving People Dance, American College Dance Festival, Colorado Ballet Training Program, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, and many more. His choreography has been danced by renowned principal dancers to include Susan Jaffe ABT, Michele Wiles ABT, Misty Copeland ABT, Minna Tervamaki Finnish National Ballet, Valerie Madonia ABT/Joffrey Ballet and Simone Messmer ABT/San Francisco Ballet.
He has been awarded Dance Person of the Year by The Denver Post, a four-time winner of the New York Ballet Builders Choreography Award, and featured on the MTV Emmy Award winning series MADE. Robert received the first dance Public Art Commission from Denver Public Art and Denver Arts & Venues, for Babi Yar Park to address racial intolerance. The second commission from Boulder Office of Arts + Culture to address gun violence.
Robert Sher-Machherndl Resume / CV